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Poster: Melchiorre Date: Jul 1, 2009 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Newbie question

I apologize in advance for asking such a basic question, one that I'm sure has been asked before but I couldn't find the answer anywhere . . .

I just started downloading shows from the Archive and I'm wondering if there is a way to download them so that songs aren't individual files. Right now I have short gaps between all the tracks, which of course stinks during good transitions between songs. I'm downloading them to my hard drive and then using Windows Media Player to burn them to CDs.

Thanks. This is a wonderful resource.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 1, 2009 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

Hey now! Welcome ...

You should be able to eliminate those gaps on the Windows Media Player end. I use itunes myself, but the features are mostly the same. Check under your burning options and see if you don't have the option of adjusting the gap between tracks. itunes lets you bring it right down to zero ...

Someone here can probably guide you to software that does what you are asking, but tweaking what you've already got is always the better choice in my book.

This post was modified by fenario80 on 2009-07-02 00:25:32

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Poster: boltman Date: Jul 2, 2009 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

Roxio Toast allows you to control the gap between songs, at 0 secs. It is't free or shareware, but I've found it worth it.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 1, 2009 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

Hey there Melchiorre -

Check out this thread for some related software recommendations. I asked a very similar question just a few days ago ... people were on the spot with answers, but I did not particularly like the answers I got.

I still say check your burning software first, the solution may be very very simple. Good luck!

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=252582

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Poster: Melchiorre Date: Jul 1, 2009 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

Thanks so much for the help. I appreciate the quick response and the suggestions. Hope I can help someone in the future like you've helped me!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 1, 2009 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

Windows Media can't burn without gaps according to its Help system.

iTunes is good at burning, changing metadata and conversion -- even if you use WMP or VLC to play.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jul 2, 2009 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Newbie question

I use cdburner.xp for that very reason.
I could not eliminate the gaps with media player. Someonr here suggested cdburner.xp....it was a free download and it works well for me. pretty easy to understand. Also has a feature for creating basic cd covers for your disks.

If you decide to go with this program, just choose the gapless option when burning the tracks to discs.